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QUALITY | 8 out of 10
“SuperCrew’s cab provides a backseat that rivals the interior space of the Toyota Tundra Crew Max”
“About as quiet and comfortable as many luxury sedans”
Kelley Blue Book
“Cargo bed can be outfitted with dual side rails”
The 2010 Ford F-150 has been completely revitalized, especially with the introduction of the latest generation last year. For 2010, Ford has continued to make improvements to the F-150’s interior quality, and the seating arrangement is particularly comfortable.
The 2010 Ford F-150 has ample room for four occupants in every cab configuration, and Edmunds says that “in SuperCrew form, the 2010 Ford F-150 can comfortably seat four people, and you can squeeze up to six in a pinch.” Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com are particularly impressed with the overall room, and Consumer Guide raves that the front offers “plenty of room on comfortable, supportive seats.” Kelley Blue Book is equally impressed, calling the seats “some of the most comfortable in our experience.” There’s more good news in the rear, where Cars.com notices that “the SuperCrew’s cab provides a backseat that rivals the interior space of the Toyota Tundra Crew Max.” Edmunds agrees, calling the backseat “superb thanks to abundant legroom, a flat floor and a seatback angle that’s pleasantly reclined.”
As a pickup truck, versatility and utility is the F-150’s primary reason for being, and the Ford F-150 doesn’t disappoint in the cargo category. Beginning with the bed, Consumer Guide says that the box “can be outfitted with dual side rails that can host adjustable tie-down cleats, removable bins, a bed divider, and a collapsible bed extender.” Cars.com adds that “a step pulls out of the open tailgate and hinges down to ease climbing into the bed,” making loading operations significantly easier than before. Space abounds inside the cabin as well, and Cars.com finds that the interior holds “a large, lockable center storage console to accommodate laptop computers, with added ridges compatible with hanging file folders.” Kelley Blue Book points out that the console “is just one of more than 30 storage areas built into the interior for things like cell phones and music players.”
Ford has made huge strides in terms of interior quality, and although the materials aren’t free of imperfections they are well ahead of what consumers are used to from Ford. Edmunds says that “all F-150s feature simple controls and good-quality materials (by full-size truck standards).” Cars.com adds that “the F-150’s seats use high-grade materials,” although Car and Driver takes exception to the “center-console appliqué, which looks like a cheap sticker from the local auto parts store.” Otherwise, however, build quality is tight and the materials exceed expectations.
One way the Ford F-150 distinguishes itself in the competitive pickup market is through its acoustic insulation, which is among the best in the class. ConsumerGuide feels that the F-150 is “very quiet for a pickup,” while Cars.com points out that “cabin noise has been lowered dramatically…and the Platinum trim level boasts additional noise abatement.”
The 2010 Ford F-150 continues Ford’s quality improvement trend, and new bed features borrowed from the Super Duty lineup make the F-150 even more useful.